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Site established to help SXSW crash victim Evan West

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

UPDATE 3/27: Violet Crown Cinema will donate 20 percent of all sales proceeds towards a recovery fund for Evan West, who has been hospitalized since the March 13 accident.

“Evan faces a long road to recovery,” said Violet Crown Cinema owner Bill Banowsky. “As his co-workers and Austin family, we all want to continue to support Evan throughout his entire recovery.”

Twenty percent of all ticket, food and beverage and concession sales from March 28 through April 3 will go directly to Evan’s recovery fund. Patrons that would like to donate directly to Evan will be able to do so at Violet Crown Cinema or by visiting the website at www.VioletCrownCinema.com. — Joe Gross

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Violet Crown Cinema family member and barman Evan West was critically injured during the March 13 catastrophe on Red River Street that took the life of his 27 year-old wife, Jamie.

If you’ve attended the Violet Crown, you’ve likely encountered West, who has worked at the cinema since it opened three years ago.

Evan West’s leg broke in three places, and he suffered two fractured ribs, a laceration on his spleen and liver, and trauma to his brain. West’s brother established a website to support a fund to aid in the medical and legal bills and costs associated with Evan West’s surgeries and rehabilitation, as well as Jamie West’s funeral.

You can donate at the FundRazr.com site here.